PRAGUSA ONE (branded as PRAGUSA.ONE) is a proposed European startup airline, based in both Prague (Czech Republic) and Dubrovnik (Croatia) — with its primary hub in Prague. From these destinations, PRAGUSA ONE will operate long haul flights to destinations in the United States, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa, with key cities including New York, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Tokyo. Although it will be based in Prague, the airline’s ownership is in the U.K.
When the airline commences operations, it will do so with two A350-900s and two A330-300s, which will be wet leased. This will be the start of the airline’s plans to grow its fleet, with plans for four permanent A350-900s in 2024.
What makes PRAGUSA.ONE somewhat unique is that the airline plans on only offering Premium Economy seats. So, its A350-900s will only have 251 seats, on an aircraft capable of having over 400 Economy seats.
Did you know? The airline’s name isn’t a combination of ‘Prague’ and ‘USA (which will be a key market for the airline), but a combination of ‘Prague’ and ‘Ragusa’, the historical name for Dubrovnik.
The airline has stated that it plans on launching in June 2021. It will be applying for an air operator certificate in April 2021, with more information to be released following approval. Until PRAGUSA.ONE’s air operator certificate is granted, more details about how the carrier plans on operating will be limited. In the meantime, you can take a look at our list of alternative airlines below, to discover airlines that currently operate similar routes.
The airline will be based in both Dubrovnik and Prague, and will operate long haul flights to destinations around the world, including: Beijing, Chengdu, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo. The carrier will provide flights to these destinations from both its hubs in both Dubrovnik and Prague.
A full list of destinations has yet to be confirmed, however the following is a list of airports that the airline has expressed interest in. This list will be updated once confirmed by the airline.
|USA||New York||Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR|
|Japan||Tokyo||Narita International Airport||NRT|
|Beijing||Beijing||Beijing Capital International Airport||PEK|
|USA||Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport||LAX|
|Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Changi Airport||SIN|
|South Africa||Johannesburg||O. R. Tambo International Airport||JNB|
|China||Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||CTU|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur International Airport||KUL|
As PRAGUSA.ONE is in an early stage of startup, it has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.
This information has yet to be announced.
It is not yet known whether online check-in is available.
PRAGUSA.ONE has yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.
Economy will not be available as a cabin class, as the carrier intends on only offering Premium Economy Class seating.
Premium Economy will be the only cabin class available on PRAGUSA.ONE flights. The cabin will offer a new take on affordable long-haul comfort.
It is not yet known what the onboard experience will be like, including whether an entertainment system will be available, or what the catering service will include.
It is not yet known what the seating configuration will be, except that Premium Economy will be the only cabin class available. There will be almost half the number of seats available than the aircraft have the potential to provide when at full capacity with Economy seats. This guarantees that there will be a lot more personal space for passengers, including legroom and seat width.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.
The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.
Prague’s Václav Havel Airport (PRG) will be the airline’s primary hub. From this airport, the carrier will operate long-haul flights to destinations around the world. Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is the international airport serving Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The airport serves as a hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings, and is also a base for Ryanair. Other international airlines to operate from PRG include Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Vueling, and many others.
Initially, the airline will commence with a fleet of two A350-900s and two A330-300s, which will be wet leased. By 2025, PRAGUSA.ONE has plans to own four permanent A350-900s in 2024. The aircraft will be configured to only provide Premium Economy seating.
The following airlines operate international flights to/from Prague: